Quiz 468 – Practice Paper (History)

1. What made Gandhiji realize that he was out of tune with powerful trends in Congress, that followed his resignation in October 1934?

  1. Another section of intelligentsia felt estranged from various items of constructive programmes.
  2. There existed several disagreement with the Congress group.
  3. A large section of Intelligentsia favoured parliamentary politics, to which he was in complete disagreement.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


2. Which among the following is not a demand from the “Nehru Report”?

  1. Equal rights for women.
  2. Universal Adult Suffrage.
  3. Abolition of Principle of communal electorate.
  4. Dominion status as the form of Government.

Select the correct answer:

(a) Both 1 and 3

(b) 1, 3 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) All of these.


3. Assertion (A): Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement broke the myth that politics and political participation was the job of elite and intellectuals.

Reason (R): Congress changed its goal from attaining self-government by constitutional and legal means to attainment of Swaraj by peaceful and legitimate means.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and R true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


4. Which one of the following was the Magna Carta of Western educational system in India?

(a) The Report of the Hunter Commission.

(b) Despatch of Sir Charles Wood, Secretary of State, 1854.

(c) The Report of the Commission of Public Instruction, 1823.

(d) The Charter Act of 1833.


5. Who among the following was NOT associated with the Revolt of 1857?

(a) Laxmibai of Jhansi

(b) Maulvi Ahmadullah

(c) Kunwar Singh

(d) Ashfaqulla Khan.


6. Which one of the following sets of powers constituted the anti-British front in 1780?

(a) The Marathas, Mysore, Berar and Nizam.

(b) Mysore, the Marathas, the Rohilas and Berar.

(c) Nizam, Berar, the Rohilas and the Marathas.

(d) Nizam, Mysore, Berar and Marwar.


7. Madras was restored to the English by the French by

(a) The Treaty of Mangalore (1784).

(b) The Treaty of Salbai (1782)

(c) The Treaty of Pondicherry (1754)

(d) The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1749).


8. What is the chronological order of the annexation of following Indian states by Dalhousie between 1848 and 1852?

  1. Baghat (Punjab)
  2. Satara (Maharashtra)
  3. Jaitpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Chhota Udaipur (Gujarat)

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 2-3-1-4

(c) 2-3-4-1

(d) 4-3-2-1


9. Muhmud Ghazni attacked India 17 times and destroyed a number of temples including the famous Somnath temple. What was the basic objective of his attacks on India?

  1. To exploit the wealth stored in the Indian temples.
  2. To establish Islam in India.
  3. To take advantage of the weak political system in north India.

Select the correct answer:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


10. What is the correct sequence of the following movements?

  1. Quite India Movement.
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement.
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement.
  4. Red Shirt Movement.

Select your answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 2-1-4-3

(c) 3-2-4-1

(d) 4-3-2-1


11. The Pancaratra system belongs to which one of the following schools/sects?

(a) Vaishnavites

(b) Nirgranthas

(c) Mahayana Buddhist

(d) Hinayana Buddhist


12. Which one of the following ancient Mahajanpadas was located on the bank of Yamuna?

(a) Matsya

(b) Vatsa

(c) Anga

(d) Avanti


Answers:

  1. (d)
  2. (d)
  3. (b) Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement, broke the myth that politics and political participation was the job of elite and intellectuals as it demonstrated participation from every corner of the society. The Rowlatt bill, aimed at curtailing the liberty of Indians, the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Martial law in Punjab followed by a prevailing sense of being cheated among the Muslim leadership, left no section of society to develop a discontent against British.
  4. (b) The Despatch of Sir Charles Wood, Secretary of State in 1854 is called the Magna Carta of Western education in India.
  5. (d) Ashfaqulla Khan was not associated with the revolt of 1857; Rest three- Kunwar Singh led the revolt in Bihar, Maulvi Ahmadullah in Bareilly and Rani Laxmibai in Jhansi.
  6. (a) In 1780 Haider Ali constituted a front comprising of Marathas, Mysore, Berar and Nizam.
  7. (d) The first Carnatic war came to an end with the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1749. According to this treaty Madras was restored to the English by the French.
  8. (b) Under the doctrine of Lapse, Dalhousie annexed the following Indian states – Satra (1848), Jaitpuyr and Sambhalpur (1849), Baghat (1850), Jhansi (1853), and Nagpur (1854).
  9. (b)
  10. (c) Non-Cooperation Movement was started in 1920; Civil Disobedience Movement was started in 1930. During the Civil Disobedience Movement Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, popularly known as ‘Frontier Gandhi’ started the Red Shirt Movement in the NWFT. The Quite India Movement was started in 1942.
  11. (a) The Pancaratra system belongs to Vaishnavites schools/sects. The doctrinal aspect of the culkt developed in the early centuries of Christian era, when era of the names given to it was pancharatra.
  12. (b)

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